Affordable Cookstoves in Uganda

This project makes and distributes cookstoves that reduce charcoal or wood use for cooking by over 50%. It cuts carbon emissions and deforestation while providing life-changing health benefits and cost savings to local families.

About the project

This simple, locally produced cookstove solves these world size problems and reduces tonnes of carbon emissions. 90% of Ugandans burn wood or charcoal in an open fire that emits more heat to the air than it does to their cookpots. 

The Uga stove reduces the use of wood or charcoal by 50% because it burns the fuel thoroughly and efficiently and concentrates the heat from the fire directly to the cooking surface where it matters most. Less fuel burned used equals less greenhouse gas and toxic smoke emitted.

At scale, the dissemination of thousands of stoves from this project helps forests. Less fuel means fewer trees are cut for wood and less charcoal is produced.

Why we chose this project

This project has a significant impact in reducing deforestation in Uganda by saving on the number of trees cut down for fuel. By improving the efficiency of cookstoves, the project increases household savings in the local community which can help to improve allowances for food, water and education. 

Project verification

UN sustainable development goals

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